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Ice Age: The Revenge of Scar-Face

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Here's chapter 1, which I wrote on two seperate days. Half yesterday, half this morning.


The herd ends up in the dino-world again after an accident, they meet an old friend and a new character named Tera also meets the herd too. They find out Scar-Face, Scar-Eye's brother, is out for revenge and they must stop him from killing them all.

Guan walks over to Mindy, and says, "Come on Mindy, you have to get some sleep. You've had a long day." Mindy tiredly responds, "But I'm..." She yawns, then continues, "But I'm not sleepy yet." Guan says, "Then why did you yawn?"




Mindy says, "Fine. I am tired, but I... I'm scared that I'll end up like Sid." Guan says, "Don't worry, Your sibblings, your father, you, our herd and I are the only guanlongs in the valley, and none of us intend on hurting you. But I'll stay with you until you fall asleep." Mindy yawns again, and lays down on her rock bed. She turns over so her back is face her mother, and the grass on her bed makes a faint cracking sound.




Her mother hears her snoring, she turns around, and slowly walks out of the cave. She walks into her own cave, lays down in a corner and falls asleep. Shelly and her sibblings are walking across the playground with tired looks on their faces, Shelly yawns and says, "Well, I didn't know that spending a day at a playground can make you tired. Where's are cave at? I forgot."




Jennifer points over to a cave with a small opening and says, "It's that one over there, remember, ours is the one with the small opening." The four walk over to the entrance, and they walk into it one by one.




They each lay down on a different rock with grass on them, and they all all asleep instantly. Amber walk by their cave, can hear them snoring and says, "Jeez, I thought that I was a loud snorer." She walks off towards the tree with the swing on it, climbs into the space in the tree, and falls asleep.




The next morning...




Shelly comes walking out of her cave, yawns, and shakes her head. She walks over to the tree swing, and begins yelling, "Wake up Amber! Wake up! Guanlongs! Wake up! Get out of the way! Get out of the way!" Amber comes crawling out of the tree, looks up, and sees Shelly laughing at her, "You idiot! I was sleeping!"




Shelly says, "Well, sorry. Yell at Jennifer, not me. She wanted me to wake you up, so..." Amber cuts her off, "Well, don't be yelling so loud that someone in the dino-valley can hear. All we need is something from there coming up."




Egbert, Yoko, Jennifer, Guan and Mindy come walking over to the tree, before anyone can even say anything, the ground starts shaking violently, and Mindy yells, "Run! Its an earthquake!"




They all begin running in the same direction, Shelly looks back, she sees a large crack in the ground forming, and coming straight towards them, "Run faster! The grounds splitting up! Hurry up! Go!"




They jump out of the way of the earthquake, they all get all get up, and Mindy says, "How did that happen? Dose that happen often here? Shelly?" Shelly says, "No, that's the first one we've ever had here."




Amber says, "Well, we should go see what the damage is to the valley. But the one thing none of us will find out is: How did it happen?" Guan cuts in, "Uh, Shelly? Are we the only ones in the valley?"




Shelly responds, "Yeah, everyone else left the valley to get away from the dangers of it for a while, they were sick of always getting frozen, ending up in the future, and begin chased around by the inhabinants of the dino-world."




Guan asks, "So, when are they going to be back?" Shelly responds, "They said that they'd be gone for about a month, its only been three days, I'm guessing the main reason they left is, that after our troubles with Drake, they wanted to go to the beach."




Mindy says, "I have a feeling that we would've wanted to go with them after today, even Rudy, Momma, Flood and Barry have gone with them. That means we have no protection from the creatures in the dino-world."







Meanwhile....




In the depths of the dino-world, a large, dark baryonyx with a scar across one side of his face is slowly sneaking through a dark canyon with plants growing all over it.




It steps by a vine with thorns on it, which begins moving in the direction the baryonyx is walking. It hears a slithering soud, turns around, and dosen't see anything, anywhere. He turns around, and continues walking, the plant begins moving after him again.




He soon comes to a clearing in the valley, which reveals another canyon, further done in the valley, again, filled with tons of plants. The vine comes up to the baryonyx's ankle, wraps around his ankle, and begins pulling. The baryonyx looks down, and sees the vine.




He pulls his foot forward, tearing the vine, it quickly slithers back into the woods, screeching.







Back in snow valley...







The group comes to an entrance to a cave, and Guan says, "Oh yeah, we're dead. That cave leads to the dino-world, and the entrance has been opened. So who knows what came out of the cave when we were over here."




Mindy nervously says, "Probaly nothing..." they all begin feeling the ground shaking violently, and Amber yells, "Run! Get in the cave! Hurry!"




They all turn towards the cave entrance, and run into it, soon as the last one of them gets in the cave, a large rock collapses over it, sealing the entrance off.




Mindy says, "Great. Now how are we going to get out?" Guan responds, "There's one way out, but we'll have to walk all the way through the dino-world to the other side. This isn't going to fun, I just know it."




Amber says, "Why? What's so wrong about a valley?"




Guan says, "This valley is the most dangerous place in the world, there's plants that can kill large dinosaurs, spiders and hornets bigger than you are..." Amber cuts her off, "Okay, okay. I get it. But if your right about those things, then how are we going to get through there safely?"




Guan says, "I don't know. Its been years since I've been done here, I personally don't know. But we have too."




They begin walking through the cave, which begins to get darker as they go further in. Mindy looks up, and sees something moving across the ceiling of the cave. Then she hears a faint hissing, and says, "Guan, there's something in this cave. I... I could see it moving across the ceiling of the cave, it... it was hissing."




Guan quickly responds, "Okay, everyone, get out of the cave, okay forget that! Run!" They all quickly begin running, when more hissing is heard, only louder than before. Mindy trips down, Guan runs back, and lifts her up, they begin running again.




They come to a cave exit, where Guan says, "Finally." A spider drops down behind them, and begins hissing, Mindy says, "What... what was that?" They turn around, and see the spider staring at them. They quickly jump off the ledge, and they begin sliding down a rock ledge. The spider turns around, and walks back into the cave.




They soon reach the bottom of the rock slide, where they find themselves staring at a large opening to a jungle. Guan, in a very serious tone, says, "The Jungle of Misery." Amber quickly asks, "The what?!" Guan continues, "The Jungle of Misery is one of the most dangerous places in the whole Dino-World, there are plants and bugs in here of great sizes. From the size of a leaft, to the size of a teenager guanlong, like you Amber."




Amber says, "Great."




Guan says, "Yeah, but the only way to get to the way out of the valley is on the other side of the valley, and we have to get through this jungle, then we'll be at a large canyon, with a rock path across it. Then we'll have to cross another large canyon called, The Plates of Woe. Then we'll be at Lava Falls, which is the aread where the way out of this valley is."


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Also, I forgot to mention, this is a sequel to my earlier fanfiction Ice Age: Continental Drift. It happens about thirteen years later.

Not to many characters appear in this one, but listed below is each of them with a link to their character page at Ice Age wiki.


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Sorry about the long wait, here's chapter 2.


They walk into the opening of the jungle, and they begin walking down the trail. Several plants are seen watching them from up on cliffs, Amber looks back, the plants quickly look away, and she says, "Hold it, I feel like someone or something is watching us."

Guan turns back to her and says, "What... what do you mean." Amber's voice rises, "What do you mean?! I mean that there is something in this jungle watching us!" Guan continues, "Okay, well let's stick together until we're out of this place."

They walk further down the path, and something can be seen slithering through the brush of the jungle. Amber hears leaves rustling and branches snapping, "Hold it. Something's following us, don't move." The rustling continues, and gets loud, all of a sudden, a large vine comes out of the bushes, and slithers across the trail through another bush, it disappears into the jungle.

The leaves can be heard rustling again as it slithers away, and Amber whispers, "Okay, run!" They all quickly begin running up the trail, to a bright light, which turns out to be a large canyon. Guan says, "This is the Chasm of Death, when we are walking across the landbridge, don't breath in the gasses, they can kill you, or atleast that's what Buck told us."

They all look down into the chasm, they see a green vapor, and Guan continues, "I recomened that we walk across the rock trail one at a time, I doubt it can hold our combined weights, I'll go first."

She slowly steps on to the bridge, and carefully begins to walk across it. Amber yells to her, "Just don't look down, keep looking towards the cliff!"

She keeps looking foward as she walks across the land bridge, she hears a loud screech from above her in the cave, and she says, "Amber! What was that?!" She yells over to her, "I don't know! Just keep going!" She soon comes to the other edge of the cave, and says, "Okay Mindy! Your next!"

Mindy carefully steps onto the bridge, and begins walking across it, she hears the same screech Guan herd, and a sees a shadow fly over her. She looks up, and dosen't see anything, then she continues walking. She hears the screech again and says, "What is that? I've heard a screeching twice." She soon reaches the other side, and yells across the canyon, "Okay Shelly! Come on across."

Shelly, slowly, and nervously steps onto the rock, she begins to reluctantly walk across it. She comes to about a third of the way across, and hears a loud screeching from above her. She looks up to see what it was, and dosen't see anything. She keeps on walking, she hears the screech again, and starts running. She jumps from the bridge, and lands on the other side, panting and with a neverous look on her face.

She says, "Now I know what you meant Guan, I hope we don't have to got back through there again." After several minutes, Egbert, Yoko and Jennifer finally get across to the other side of the bridge, and Jennifer yells across, "Okay Amber! Your next! Try and go a little faster than we did, okay?"



Amber whispers to herself, "Yeah, yeah, faster. I will be going faster when I fall." She steps onto it, and begins walking at a steady pace, she looks down towards the bottom of the bridge, which is beginning to crack.



She yells to the others, "Help! The bridge is beginning to crack!" Guan says, "Uh... What do we do?! If we ever step onto it, the whole thing will collapse..." Mindy cuts her off, "Yeah and if we don't, she'll fall into the Chasm!" Amber looks down again, and the cracks begin spreading to the sides, they split down the sides, and they whole space where she is standing collapses.



Amber falls down into the canyon screaming and the others yell, "NO! AMBER!" They hear a loud screech, then see something quickly fly down into the canyon, they look down into the canyon, and they can't see anything. Guan says, "What was that? It moved so quick I could barely see it!"



Suddenly, the same thing that flew down into the canyon comes back up with Amber hanging by its feet. The animal lands on the ledge, and Amber crawls out from under her, she says, "I definitely NEVER want to go in there again!" She turns around, and the rest of the bridge collapses down into the canyon.



Amber turns to her savior, and says, "Thanks, uhhh..." The animal says, "...Tera. I've lived in this chasm for a long time." Guan speaks up, "So was that you screeching the whole time?" She turns to Guan and responds, "Yes, I was trying to warn all of you that the bridge wasn't sturdy, I guess your friend here is lucky I stuck around after all the others had left."



Amber says, "Yeah, I owe you Tera." Tera turns back to her, "Naw, you don't owe me anything, unless you want to help me find somewhere else to live besides this cave, I'm sick of the hissing of that gas."



They walk out of the cave, they stop at the edge of a cliff before a small valley covered in plants and Guan says, "The Plates of Woe..." Tera speaks up, "Apparently the plants from the Jungle of Misery have grown in this place, so we are going to walk along the ledge of the valley and we should be safe."



A few minutes later, they are seen walking across the Plates of Woe, down below the guanlongs can be seen watching them, but they just run back into their cave sceeching.



Tera asks Guan, "I have one question: What are you guys doing down here anyway?" Guan responds while walking, "There was an earthquake, and we ran into the cave for safety, but a large rock that collapsed over the entrance, now were trying to find the other way out, which is on the other side of the valley."



Tera continues, "Well, its going to be several days before you can get across this canyon, the only safe way through is to head through several abandoned caves. We can't walk through this place out in the open. The guanlongs here will see us, and they'll catch us before we have a chance to run. That's how I lost my brother, it grabbed him before he could even get off the ground."



She stops them and says, "See that cave entrance your standing by Guan? We have to go in through that one, before they spot us, then after two or three days, we'll end up over there." She points to a cave opening about a mile away from them, "and then head to Lava Falls from there, which according to you is the way out of this place, right?"



They walk into the cave, and Amber says, "So dark, I don't like it in here." Tera responds, "Its okay, there's nothing in here that is larger than you are anyway, let's just keep goi..." Guan cuts her off, "To where?"



She continues, "...ng to a cave where we can start a fire, and sleep safely, there are four in the cave, and the last one is close to the exit of the cave. I remeber very well where each one is." They all walk off into the darkness, Amber asks Tera, "How do you know that theres nothing in here large than me?"



She, slightly annoyed, responds, "I've been in this cave tons of times, for the same reasons of this time. Trying to help friends get out of this place." Tera walks to the front of the group to stop them, she says, "Okay, we stop here for the night, this is where the first safe cave is and you let me worry about the fire okay?"



After a few minutes, she has a fire going, and begins speaking to them, "Tommorw night in the second safe cave, I'll tell you how I ended up in the Chasm of Death okay?"



She walks over to a corner of the cave, says, "Goodnight guys..." she remembers there's girls too and says, "...and girls," After a while, the others fall asleep too.



The fire goes out, and Tera begins snoring.